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Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida (Black-eyed Susan)
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Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida

Black-eyed Susan

Shiny, deep green foliage. Smaller and finer than Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'.Longer blooming season, July to October. Six weeks after 'Goldsturm' is brown, this plant is at it's peak! Excellent cut flower. Provides seeds in the winter for birds and nectar for butterflies. Beautiful and versatile!

Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida LP50 - 50 per flat $56.70
Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida - 72 per flat $43.85
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24-30 Inches


1-2 Feet


12 Inches

Bloom Color

Golden Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-7

Black-eyed Susan Interesting Notes

This is an excellent late blooming form of Black eyed Susan. Smaller flowers than Rudbeckia fulgida "Goldstrum" but longer blooming, going from mid-July to October. 2-2.5' with shiny green foliage. Easy to grow, asking only for good drainage and good sunlight, this is a great addition to the late season garden.

Black-eyed Susans need little introduction, for whether lining the roadside or the garden path, they are some of the most cherished and recognizable wildflowers. They offer an award-winning combination of bold, eye-catching flowers and an easy disposition that has made the genus popular here and abroad. These are true meadow and prairie plants that are perfectly at ease with ornamental grasses, blazing stars, and coneflowers, among others, and they have helped to popularize a new trend in gardening based on a prairie aesthetic, characterized by bold sweeps of grasses intermixed with colorful drifts of late-blooming perennials. They are good nectar plants visited by a host of butterflies and other insects, and when in bloom look as if draped in a quilt of chocolate and gold.

Orange Coneflower has become one of the top selling perennials in the United States, and it is no wonder, for this is a superlative plant for massing, meadows, or the border. If the highway yellow color is hard on your eyes, try Green-eyed Coneflower, a larger, more informal species with soft yellow blooms. William Cullina, Wildflowers

Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in full sun average to dry soil with good drainage. Water well on planting and regularly until established. Drought tolerant.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar
Dry Sun
Native to North America